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Medical Assistant Programs and Jobs in Illinois

Aspiring medical assistants (MAs) in Illinois do not need to be licensed or certified, though obtaining medical assistant certification in Illinois betters your chances of becoming employed. In addition, Illinois does not provide an official list of tasks MAs may perform.

For additional resources and to explore medical assistant Illinois salary data, please read on.

Salary and Employment Data for Major Cities Across Illinois

What Does a Medical Assistant Make in Illinois?
LocationTotal MAs EmployedMean Hourly WageAnnual Mean Wage
Source: Occupational Employment Statistics, May 2016
Bloomington170$15.82$32,900
Champaign-Urbana530$15.50$32,230
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights Metropolitan Division12,590$16.37$34,050
Danville50$14.30$29,740
Decatur90$15.83$32,920
Kankakee170$16.00$33,280
Lake County-Kenosha County, IL-WI Metropolitan Division1,180$16.35$34,020
Peoria830$13.43$27,940
Rockford1,080$15.06$31,320
Springfield350$14.33$29,810

Scholarships in Illinois

Scholarships for medical assistant students in the state of Illinois
ScholarshipAward AmountDue DateAdditional Information
IHREF CoV Scholarship$1,000TBDApplicants must be enrolled or accepted in a certificate- or degree-conferring healthcare program. Applicants must be Illinois residents, but do not need to attend Illinois-based school.
MGMA Midwest Section Scholarship$2,500TBDMust be undergraduate or graduate student enrolled in program related to medical practice management. Student must live in MGMA midwest section state (including Illinois).
Illinois Monetary Award ProgramVariesTBDAvailable to Illinois residents who are attending a participating state college or university. Amount determined by financial need and number of credit hours pursued.

Resources for Medical Assistants in Illinois

Visit the link below for more detailed information on earning medical assistant certification in Illinois.

  • Illinois Society of Medical Assistants: The ISMS is dedicated to helping medical assistant Illinois professionals continue their education, earn and maintain credentials (including medical assistant certification in Illinois), and provide care that is held to high standards.

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